pentaerythritol tetranitrate

noun

pen·​ta·​eryth·​ri·​tol tet·​ra·​ni·​trate ˌpen-tə-i-ˈri-thrə-ˌtȯl-ˌte-trə-ˈnī-ˌtrāt How to pronounce pentaerythritol tetranitrate (audio)
-trət,
-ˌtōl-
: petn

Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pentaerythritol tetranitrate was in 1923

Dictionary Entries Near pentaerythritol tetranitrate

pentadiene

pentaerythritol tetranitrate

pentagon

Cite this Entry

“Pentaerythritol tetranitrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentaerythritol%20tetranitrate. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

pentaerythritol tetranitrate

noun
pentaerythritol tet·​ra·​ni·​trate -ˌte-trə-ˈnī-ˌtrāt, -trət How to pronounce pentaerythritol tetranitrate (audio)
: a crystalline ester C5H8N4O12 made by nitrating pentaerythritol and used in the treatment of angina pectoris
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